On The Sands

ALL the air was tranced and the sea was stilled,
 And we stood and dreamed of a world to be.
 When it seemed to me that our souls were thrilled
 With a sudden sympathy.
  My life's long riddle at last I read,
 And the spirit-face I had sought I knew;
 All the Past's far years to this hour had led
 On the sands alone with you!
  And you—you thought that the skies were fair.
 And such twilight peace you had seldom known;
 And you never guessed that a soul was there
 That hungered for your own!
  You never knew—there was just the lack
 Of a passioned look that would thrill me through,
 But the night swept down, with its shroud of black,
 And you never, never knew!

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